Website Development Platforms
The Website Builder that makes Web Design Fun
July 6, 2012
By Mike Johnston
Weebly is a popular website builder that’s often used to create free websites (they have a Pro version with even more advanced features that is priced at $4-5-6 a month). It’s a platform that has continued to gain recognition on the web for its ease of use. For that reason, I decided to take a look at this website builder and write up a Weebly review to investigate whether it’s a good option for those looking for something similar. Without further adieu, here is my Weebly Review.
First let me say this. A lot of people use Weebly. It’s an incredibly popular website builder boasting over 12 million people and businesses. A pretty impressive feat which, one would think, means it’s got to be an impressive tool right? Let’s dig into our Weebly Review.
for more scroll down a little for the complete article that you can download or print, or go to www.cmscritic.com/weebly-review
And, below that is an ranking of the 10 best "free" website hosting including Weebly drag and drop design! Remember you can still get it all directly from Weebly for the same price or less, which is little to not need an expensive "programmer" or "designer" website development firms.
Weebly CMS Platform
Weebly is a free web-hosting service featuring a proprietary drag-and-drop website builder. It has a "Pro" version that for a monthly fee of $4-5-6 a month, adds advanced features that put it on par or more with most major CMS (Content Management Systems) website development platforms.
As of July 2012, Weebly has over 12 million users and every month, twelve percent of the people in the U.S. visit a Weebly website. By August 2011, Weebly powered two percent of the Internet.
Weebly’s headquarters are located in San Francisco. The company was originally founded by CEO David Rusenko, CTO Chris Fanini, and COO Dan Veltri.
Time ranked Weebly number four out of the 50 Best Websites of 2007. Weebly has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Newsweek. Vikitech, Business Insider, and InGeek have also all recognized Weebly as one of the top Google Chrome apps. David Rusenko, Weebly’s CEO and co-founder, earned a spot in Forbes’ 2011 “30 Under 30” list.